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Business Festival Short Films

Orkney’s first Business Festival kicks off this week where a mix of entrepreneurs, industry experts and advisers will be on hand to provide advice on starting or expanding your own business. We’ve gone out and spoken to some local business owners to get their advice on what has helped them to succeed and have created a series of short videos to showcase their advice. Click the links below to see what they have to say.

Ken Amer

Here’s the first in a series of short videos – Ken Amer from Orkney Photographic – offering a bit of advice on what to do early on in your business venture.

Ken Amer.

Alex Leonard

This video is of Alex Leonard with the advice – “It’s okay to say No!”

Alex Leonard - Business Festival short film.

Lorraine Pilkington-Tait

Here's Lorraine Pilkington-Tait from Café Lolz in Kirkwall on why it’s important to strive to be ‘consistently good’ in what you do.

A short film forthe Orkney Business Festival 2016 by Lorraine Pilkington-Tait of Cafe Lolz.

Sam Green

Sam Green provides an insight into running his firm, 59 Degrees North.

A short film by Sam Green for the Orkney Business Festival 2016.

Kirsten Sinclair

Business insight from empowerment coach Kirsten Sinclair.

External link to Youtube to watch a short filmby Kirsten Sinclair,

Stephen Kemp

Here’s a top tip from Stephen Kemp from Orkney Builders.

External link to YouTube to watch a short film by Stephen Kemp.

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies from Aquatera offers some advice on how he manages an international presence from a small business.

A short film by Gareth Davies of Aquatera for the Orkney Business Festival 2016.